Tag Archives: Parenting

THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment

Resiliency; the ability to bounce back, with love and humor intact, whether from internal conflicts between family members or external stress from finances, jobs, schools, and illnesses. July 7, 2009 – According to Dr. Scott Haltman’s survey of over 1,000 people on DrScott.com, the number one indicator of a successful family is the ability to […]

Lenore Skenazy discusses the Free Range parenting movement with WaPo

Lenore Skenazy speaks with the Washington Post about the Free Range parenting movement.

ASD advocate Robert Parish discusses EMBRACING AUTISM

April 10, 2009 – ASD advocate Robert Parish challenges the view that autism is a “disorder” in his book Embracing Autism: Connecting and Communicating with Children in the Autism Spectrum (Jossey-Bass; 978-0-7879-9586-7; $24.95). Rather, Parish argues that interacting with children and adults with autism is both life enhancing and mind opening. Listen to Robert Parish […]

Event: Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids, to speak & sign books in Brooklyn

Lenore Skenazy Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry Event: Speak & Sign Location: Barnes & Noble 267 Seventh Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 Date: May 6, 2009 Time: 7pm-8:30pm

SPARKS: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers

A must-read for parents, this book is also an inspirational guide for youth development professionals, teachers, coaches, and mentors who want to help teens discover their passions and enjoy meaning, purpose, and happiness. —Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America November 14, 2008 – Parenting a teenager has never been more […]

Podcast: Patrick Lencioni, author of 3 BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY, advises parents on managing everyday family life

Podcast from Patrick Lencioni, author of THE THREE BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY (Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-0-7879-9532-4).

Video: Patrick Lencioni Discusses His New Book, 3 BIG QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY

August 21, 2008 – Patrick Lencioni, author of The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family, discusses the correlation between managing a business and managing a family. View the video here: http://www.tablegroup.com/books/frantic/media/reel.

THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE Uses Algorithms to Save Travelers’ Time and Money at Walt Disney World

“A tourist’s best friend!”—Chicago Sun-Times “Indispensable.”—The New York Times August 20, 2008 – Is it possible to use evolutionary algorithms to create touring plans that can save up to 4.5 hours of waiting in line per day? How about using a technological optimization program that determines which of the admissions options is the best suited […]

Bestselling Author of Management and Business Books Turns His Attention to Managing a Family in His New Parenting Fable

August 19, 2008 – Patrick Lencioni, New York Times bestselling author of seven business books focused on organizational health and leadership, is now turning his sights to the most important organization in our lives—the family—in The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family.  As a husband and father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the […]

7 Ways to Reinvest in Children – Our Most Valuable National Resource – and Reclaim Our Place in the World

America’s slide in world prominence is causing a national malaise; we grow more anxiety-ridden and worried about our futures by the day. Tom Bloch, the former CEO of H&R Block who left his corporate career to become an inner city teacher, says we need to stop the negativity and start getting serious about the education […]

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING Helps Parents Determine Whether Their Children Need Tutoring and How to Find the Right Tutor

July 21, 2008 – In 2005, parents in the United States spent $3.75 billion on tutoring for their children. Most of them did so out of anxiety about competitive position in the quest for admission and financial support from elite schools. A PARENT’S GUIDE TO TUTORS AND TUTORING: How to Support the Unique Needs of […]

TIME TO LEARN Argues That Duration of U.S. School Day Fails to Accomodate Childrens’ Need to Learn

Across the country, millions of children have the same school schedule as their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. Are we finally poised to give children the time they need to learn? Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Children are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren’t […]